Brit­pop’s bit­ter feud to be­come West End show

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By NEIL GOOD­WIN

THE bit­ter pop war be­tween ri­val bands Oa­sis and Blur is to be turned into a new West End mu­si­cal.

Former record com­pany boss Alan Mcgee has teamed up with Trainspot­ting writer Irvine Welsh to write the stage show.

It’ll chart the his­tory of Mcgee’s Cre­ation Records – the la­bel that brought the world Brit­pop and launched Oa­sis’ break­through al­bum Def­i­nitely Maybe in 1994.

And the ex­plo­sive feud be­tween Da­mon Al­barn’s Blur and Noel and Liam Gal­lagher’s Oa­sis will be the main fo­cus of the sto­ry­line.

The plot will in­clude their 1995 chart bat­tle, when both re­leased sin­gles on the same day.

Straight-talk­ing Scot Mcgee, 51, said: “We’re one meet­ing in on this one, and it feels good.”

It’s not yet known who will play Liam, 39, or Da­mon, 43 – but the rock icons are sure to be keep­ing a watch­ful eye on any fu­ture cast­ings.

One source said: “Flam­boy­ant John Bar­row­man has cheek­ily en­quired about the role of Liam, but he’s un­likely to win it.”

Mean­while, the mu­si­cal will also fea­ture songs from a whole host of Brit­pop bands, in­clud­ing Pulp, Shed Seven, Elas­tica, Su­per Furry An­i­mals and Sleeper.

I’M gut­ted that the BBC’S ex­cel­lent

has MAD FOR IT: Oa­sis’ Liam (left) and Blur’s


BAR­ROW­MAN: Keen to play Liam

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